Russia: Before we go any further, let’s give credit where it’s due: most of the details here have come from Darren Thrussell’s Anglo German Racing newsletter. What happens in Central Europe would stay in Central Europe much of the time if not for Darren’s efforts – and that is certainly the case when it comes to the horse he has dubbed the ‘Russian Enable’.
This is mighty sprint mare Karmel Bars, who recorded her 14th consecutive victory when completing a hat-trick in the G1 Super Sprint for trainer Stanislav Kruglykhin at Pavlovsk Hippodrome earlier this month on the final day of the COVID-19-affected Russian season.
Having won the 6f dirt contest by 12 lengths in 2019, Karmel Bars scored by just a couple this time around under her jockey Ruslan Kruglykhin as she took her career record to 26 wins from 34 starts. It was the five-year-old’s seventh G1 win – Russian G1s, that is, rather than the internationally recognised variety.
Karmel Bars is a daughter of Russian-based sire Denbera Dancer, who won a Southwell handicap from ten starts in Britain for Mark Johnston. According to Anglo German Racing, he “has progressed into a very decent stallion in Russia”.